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Jan 14, 2013 7:00am EST
of the time when roosevelt wheeled himself into churchill's bedroom unannounced. this is a time when churchill was living at the white house. and the prime minister had just emerged from his afternoon bath, gleaming pink, starkness, he gave the president a full shot, frontal shot. the president was embarrassed and started to back out. think nothing of it, thundered churchill. the prime minister has nothing to hide, from the president of the united states. hopkins, whether true or not, some say it's not, hopkins behind out on that story for years. he was a gambler on horses and cars, even the time of day. married three times, between the second and third marriages, he dated glamorous womenhave movie stars like paulette goddard, actress dorothy hale, who actually she jumped from her apartment in new york to her death, allegedly because she had been jilted by harry hopkins. the former paris editor of the harper's bazaar, who he married actually on the second floor of the white house the summer of 1942. he regarded money, his own and other people's as something to be spent as quickly as possible.
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
, roosevelt happened to be upstairs in the white house. he had just finished and his oval office study. as usual, you know, he was bantering and telling stories back-and-forth and telling jokes. eleanor roosevelt had consoled hearing following the death of his second wife, barbara, in 1937 of breast cancer. since that time, the first lady had been a surrogate mother of furies young daughter, who is 87. she lived in virginia and was there today. and so by that time, harry was almost a part of the roosevelt family. he was at that time the closest friend and confident of the roosevelts if anybody could be about time. president says that harry was not feeling well that evening and he knew that hawkins had had two thirds of his stomach removed at the mayo clinic. because of the diagnosis of the time with cancer. this is about two years before 1940. so since that time, he had been unable to gain any weight. something was terribly wrong with his digestive system. so the president insisted that his friends stay friend stay upstairs for the night in the white house. so harry was the man who cam
Jan 13, 2013 10:00pm EST
is ration of president roosevelt. i'm going to paint a bit of the word picture here at the beginning. [inaudible] >> is working on right? can you hear me? putter rate here. slightly sinister, kind of the ramshackle character, but boyishly attractive. he was gone, poppers and, both full of nervous energy field day lucky strikes and caffeine. he was an experience social worker, an ambitious, paying your fees due to reform the eddie preferred the company of the rich and wellborn. they said he had of my liquor reasoner and a time like a skinny minis. a new yorker profile described his as the purveyor of which an anecdote. he'd love to tell the story of the time when roosevelt wheeled himself into churchill's that are unannounced. this is a time when churchill was stay -- living at the white house. the prime minister edges emerged from this afternoon back, leaving p., stark gave the president a full shot and the president was embarrassed. he started to back out. think nothing of it under churchill. the prime minister has nothing to hide for the president of the united states. hopkins, whe
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am PST
wallace, franklin delano roosevelt post of vice president and agriculture commerce secretary. it suggests that america would have been on a very different trajectory had his pass not been blocked in 1944. >> seeing the war clouds gathering on the horizon, roosevelt decided to run for a third term against the strongly anti-war candidate wendell willkie. the stakes were high. the nation would soon be a war. roosevelt weigh the options and chose a controversial secretary of agriculture, henry wallace, as his running mate. wallace had successfully overseen rebuilding after the depression. he had provided food stamps and school lunches. he instituted programs for land use planning and soil conservation. he carved out his credentials in the new year deals as an outspoken anti-fascist. he was considered the scientific community's best ally. he spoke out strongly against the building of a of racial theories in rebuke of the hitler polity -- policy. >> he first introduced me to the mysteries of plant fertilization. i spent a good many years breeding corn because the scientist deepened my appreciat
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
. i'm jumping ahead a little bit, but in 1934, roosevelt was going to give his annual address to congress. the president would give an address to the nation and to the congress. and it was called the state of the union. a lot of these terms were sort of created by presidents -- we think they are from day one. in fact, they are ones that have been added later. and again, some of them are just wonderful. just jumping to a couple, zachary taylor created the term first lady. he applied it to dolly madison but it was the first that anyone had ever used that term. the first lady of the land. benjamin harrison was jumping around a little bit and woodrow wilson had potomac fever, which was something that harry truman loved to quote. politics is adjourned was woodrow wilson, watchful waiting was very appropriate. first with his relationship with dictatorship in mexico, feeling that we should go in and intervene wilson said no, this is watch and wait. once the war started, world war i, that was attributed back to him. for whatever reason, it is now primarily used in the diagnosis of cer
Jan 21, 2013 10:15pm EST
'm jumping ahead a little bit but in 1934 franklin d. roosevelt was going to give his annual address to congress. it was from day one in this country and the year we give an address to the nation and the congress. roosevelt in 1934 set on set on getting it in the many calls at the state of the union. a lot of these terms which were created by presidents we think are there from day one and in fact they are ones that have been in it later. and again some of them are just wonderful. let me just jump to a couple. zachary taylor created the term first lady. that did not exist in the applied it to dolley madison and the first that anyone had used that term. he referred to as the first lady of the land. benjamin harrison was keep the ball rolling. jumping around a little bit but woodrow wilson had potomac fever which was something that harry truman loved to quote. politics is adjourned was woodrow wilson. watchful waiting was very closely associated with woodrow wilson. first in his relationship to the dictatorship in mexico where there was a lot of feeling that we should go in and interven
Jan 12, 2013 1:30pm EST
was convinced that the only man who could save this was franklin roosevelt. so in 1932, he signed on to the franklin roosevelt team and was one of the only bankers to do so. in one of the only irish catholics to take of a prominent position. and he was one of the only hollywood man with connections and he was solidly republican. the outsider was on his way to becoming an insider. and yet he refused to play by the rules and become part of the roosevelt team. he refused to unabashedly say whatever you guys want to do, i will back it, i'm with you. yet he was so important to roosevelt as a banker in an irish catholic and an incredibly smart man that roosevelt appointed him chairman of the securities and exchange commission. at the time it was horrifying. why are you putting a fox in control of the chicken. and joseph kennedy was the greatest chairman of the securities and exchange commission that we have ever seen. he knew every trick of the trade and pass so many regulations in such tough regulations that when he was finished, he had to get out of the market. because every device us
Jan 21, 2013 10:15am EST
campaign, theodore roosevelt's use of the word muckraker in a speech critical of specific journalists, and military industrial complex delivered by president eisenhower during his final presidential address to the american public in 961. 1961. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. i've been playing around with words for a long time, and i think when i was a kid, one of my -- i wasn't that athletic, and i wasn't that, you know, smart in various ways, but i could always go home and memorize a couple words, so i would learn words like ap nettic and things like that -- apathetic, you know, which for the third grader was a lot of of fun. and as i got to be an older person, i got really fascinated by doing some tricks with words. one of my favorite exercises was one time when my kids were young, you know, they worshiped the guinness book of world records, and in those days in order to get in the guinness book you had to either eat a bicycle or push a peanut across iowa with your nose to get in this book. so i was looking at the guinness book, and i came upon the
Jan 21, 2013 11:15am EST
had the advantage of the weak opponent. franklin roosevelt won his second term, landslide, because of his huge popularity. however, in many more presidential elections, the candidates are in a heated battle to present themselves as the one best capable of serving the country with the winner walking off with the modest majority. it is a customary wisdom that the campaign between the incumbent president and his opponent will be either a referendum on the first term of the president, or a judgment of which candidate will be the better leader. is there really a difference between these two considerations? does not boil down to judging the leadership skill of the incumbent based on his effectiveness during his first term, versus the unknown leadership skills of the challenger? it's easy to point to the national security, or the economic consequences, or consequent impact on the ratings of an incumbent as a indicator of the popular view of the sitting president or the public was not over enchanted with the war in iraq when george w. bush ran for reelection. against john kerry, but voters
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
the soviets in 1933 under roosevelt. then during the '30s, the soviet union was pushing very hard for international consensus in trying to stop hitler. the anti-fascist forces globally and the commons party was -- as a result of that. but then during the war, after germany attacked the soviet union in 1941, then the united states and the british decide they will support the soviet union because, to bring the service can keep the soviets in the war. the soviets were caught so offguard that the british were concerned that the service would think -- capitulates at the moment. the united states offer several things. the soviets make several demands. the united states promises matÉriel and has a hard time living there for a number of reasons. in the first couple of years. stalin said if you give us the airplanes and other equipment that we need, the united states tries to roosevelt makes an effort. other people are not as quite sincere in providing. the soviets second and, they wanted some the same territorial concessions they've gotten from hitler in the 1939 pacom and their main dem
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am EST
memorial to him in washington, and lauren gives us a tour. >> franklin delano roosevelt was the 32nd president of the united states. >> fdr is someone who totally changed the face of this country, totally changed the direction of this country. >> roosevelt was elected and re-elected an incredible four times. the fdr memorial has four rooms, one for each of his terms in office. when he became president in 1933, our country was suffering the worst financial crisis in our history -- the great depression. statues of soup lines and dust bowl farmers illustrate those hard times. but why the man listening to a radio? >> there was no television then. how did you communicate? the president communicated via radio. >> fdr's way with words gave people hope in those dark days of the depression. carved on the memorial's walls are some of his most famous quotes. for example, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." >> if you give time and you really soak in and pay attention to what is being said in those statements, they're very powerful statements. >> something else that makes a very powe
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
of of honor, booker t. washington, theodore roosevelt and the white house dinner that shook the nation. why did this dinner drive the nation nuts? >> this dinner is a remarkable moment in history that has been completely forgotten, and it's because we just don't know about scandals like this. you know, our meter has changed. when booker t. washington walked up the five steps to the white house, he was the very first african-american to be invited to sit at the president's table. it had never happened before. african-americans had been invited to meet with presidents in their offices, they, you know, had business meetings all the time, but no one ever sat at the president's table. and the nation was outraged. it was really astonishing. >> why was he invited, by the way? >> el, booker t -- well, booker t. washington had a very, very successful working relationship with theodore roosevelt, and he were working together to try to fix the race problem which was just as much with us, obviously, in 1901 as it is today, and, um, they were partnering to try to bring right-minded people into governmen
Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> host: what about him? >> guest: he had a very successful relationship with theodore roosevelt. they were working together to try to fix the race problem in which is just as much with us in 1901 as today. say were trying to bring like-minded people to government and have these conversations and one day roosevelt said why can't i invite him choo-chooing me for dinner and makes business with pleasure? it was innocent and unleashed the incredible outpouring of indignation from all over the world because it never happened before. >> host: was the president's schedule always public? how did they find out? >> guest: it was always public and covered by a a lowly journalist who probably hated the job and his job to report he had lunch with someone so and the dinner to place in the evening and at about midnight the journalist looked at the president's schedule and probably rubbed his eyes because he saw a broker to washington dined with the president. the news went out on the wire and it was like a thunderclap and had 5 inches headlines coach said things we literally cannot repeat today
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
roosevelt's second inauguration, that is when the congress started before the president. now presidents and vice presidents began to be sworn outside of the steps. there was one exception in the long tradition of inauguration's being held in the capital. that was in 1945, when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. he was the only president of united states to serve more than two terms. his third inauguration was of the capital. his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this is not the opportune time to have endean elaborate inauguration. it decided to move the inauguration today in front of the capital. could he do that? he did. the joint inaugural committee was not happy with that decision. the president of united states can decide above and beyond the date and time they're being sworn in. -- in, among other things. we move them from the east front to the west front. the crowd had been getting bigger and bigger. one reason to have them on the west front is because you could accommodate more people. if you look to the photographs of the last several in
Jan 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
in the oval office (from roosevelt to bush)." >> in the 1930s, beginning around 1935, franklin roosevelt's death began to break into the national health insurance into law. they have a social security package going through congress and roosevelt decided health care would destroy the entire social security bill, said he said no, took it out. but for the rest of his administration's staff says please, let's make national health insurance part of social security. social security was becoming popular. roosevelt was becoming a huge colossus in american politics and in 1943 he decides i'm going to do it. world war ii is going to win the war. he's going to come home at the end of the war and he's decided i need another crocheted and that's not so health insurance. he takes his most trusted advisor and so sam, write me a bill and more important, write me a way to win this thing through congress. the crackers off, writes for national health insurance package. one great memo in which someone says health care is the most boring subject i've ever encountered. so it is good laugh about it. it comes b
Jan 19, 2013 1:25pm EST
see. one was eleanor roosevelt and the other was the duchess of windsor. even by nine or ten or never i have had quite enough of eleanor roosevelt. so i chose the duchess of windsor. i brought it home. mother asked me what i was doing. i said, well, i'm writing this book report on the duchess of windsor's because she is an admirable woman. my mother got bent. she said, admirable? what did she ever do in her life except marry somebody she shouldn't have? so i learned the lesson and i took the book back and turned it in. of course i did the inevitable eleanor roosevelt. i sort of got imprinted, i think, very early on, the biography is a way of exploring that which you, that which you admire. my mother was quite right to keep me from the duchess of windsor. i think that we are all very lucky man did not start writing biographies earlier because i probably would have produced the definitive biography of hopalong cassidy. [laughter] when i was six, what i really wanted to be was a cowboy. started at that point, i would have certainly written about hopalong cassidy. so now we will move ahea
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still evolving. it has shifted the center of political gravity of our dialogue. the issue has been off the radar for so long. >> roosevelt surfed and harnessed those movements. he used them to get legislation passed to initiate programs. obama is still getting on his wet suit. to read the essay she wrote in 2008, there was a sense of exhibits -- exuberance. you say that hope is not optimism that expects things to turn out well. it seems like he confused those two things. >> i will come back to what i write about in the book. the expectations were so great and high. go back to 2008. the back to the election and year when we are fortunate region were fortunate enough to be living with debates that were not cruel reality shows. every week, there were debates among the democratic candidates. barack obama embodied change. it seemed he brought into
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
degrees. let's see how traffic is right now, with steve. it's the roosevelt bridge, traffic is being allowed across on 66 eastbound into the district. if you are crossing the roosevelt bridge, you're not getting very far. 23rd street is as far as you get unless you have a special permit. if you take the exit to the left would say if she to the eastern expressway, if you will not get as far as 18th street. the best thing to do it is turn left at 20th street off the eastern expressway from the roosevelt bridge and avoid trouble. there are metro stations closed today for the ongoing inauguration activity. archives, mount vernon square, and smithsonian are closed. if you have tickets for the inauguration, use the union station, judiciary square, capitol south, and federal centers southwest's stations. those are pretty much only for inauguration tickets holders. l'enfant plaza, gal replace, if you don't have a ticket. the parking lots will be filling up very early this morning, so have a backup plan in case you get to the parking lot and it is full. that's a real possibility with metro ha
Jan 2, 2013 2:00am EST
to of franklin d. roosevelt, acting secretary-general of united nations' founding conference in san francisco and recently named president of the carnegie endowment for national peace. he emphatically denied chambers's allegation. a great deal more than the reputations of these two men was at stake. if this was innocent, anti communism, and those closely associated with the like richard nixon. it was dealt a devastating blow. if alger hiss was guilty, anti communism would occupy a prominent part of the political landscape, and his spokesman would become national leaders. furthermore, chambers and alger hiss each represented one side in the epic struggle of the cold war. one man symbolized the philosophy of freedom and western civilization. the other the ideology of totalitarianism and marxism and leninism. both left and right understood that america and the world was at a critical point in history. considered a major political events had transpired between august of 1948 when chambers confronted alger hiss at a congressional hearing. in may of 1952 when chambers published his managerial and m
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
washington, thomas jefferson, theodore roosevelt and abraham lincoln etched in stone forever. but is there room for another? conservatives have long argued their idoled president ronald reagan is worthy of the honor. but does president obama deserve to be up there with the others? it's a provocative question being raised in an article in the "national journal" today and it has everyone talking and debating. joining me now is host of "the cycle, msnbc and abbey huntsman. thank you boet for your time. >> what about those who say obama isn't ready? reagan should go there first. i'm not ready to put reagan on mount rushmore at all. we're talking figuratively, right? >> you're on politics nation. we have chizles and hammers here. >> okay. all right. >> reagan or obama? >> i'll put up reagan, you can put up obama. we'll chisel together. >> i think he had a very strong first term, saving detroit, ending two wars, aca, changed americans fundamentally, as best he could from the dump that bush left us. but i want to see a little bit more. what are you going to be able to do with immigr
Jan 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
in our work that the universal declaration of human rights that eleanor roosevelt shepherded and adopted bit general assembly 64 years ago is actually not known by a large proportion of our population. and we also found that when youth and adults found out about it, they got very excited and, in fact we got the name because someone said my goodness this document spells out the world it's could be. it has been the creative spirit of the administrators and students at balboa that have really brought this to life. we're now, i just got to see on friday, their third student-produced assembly about the universal declaration of human rights and it's breathtaking to see how their whole culture has taken on this path and that they are setting an example for how to help us bring forward eleanor roosevelt's work and make it continually relevant to the world today. i would love to have you here from kevin curr, the principal of balboa and oxy trejos, sr. to explain what it is to them. thank you so much. >> good evening commissioners. superintendent. you know, we live in kind of a high-stakes world
Jan 20, 2013 1:20pm EST
hoover, franklin roosevelt's, which was signed by his wife, harry truman, dwight eisenhower, john kennedy, richard nixon, gerald ford, to be carter, ronald reagan, george bush and so on. more recently, george w. bush and barack obama. the tradition has been maintained. at some point, when a new president is elected, st. john's makes an effort to contact that and have them sign this very historic book, which is a very dear item to the church. it does not sit in the president's piu anymore but it is one of those great pieces of history long associated with this church from 1856 to the present. one of the little-known facts about presidential inaugurations is that it has been the custom in modern times to have a church service, a worship service of some kind before the president takes the oath of office. a lot of people feel that is something of a longstanding tradition, and it's not. it actually began with franklin roosevelt on march 4, 1943, when he wished to have a worship service take place before he took the zero art -- before he took the oath of office in the depths of the great depres
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am EST
roosevelt in establishing the federal government as one of the preeminent directors, if not the preeminent director of american economic life, or should we embrace the creative animal spirits of free enterprise capitalism and trust more to ourselves and more to the great men and women who fuel our nation's economy and whose ideas and innovations change our lives? when we look to the future of american public policy? economists and historians have debated whether or not roosevelt's move in his signature domestic accomplishment, the new deal, actually helped or hurt, whether or not it prolonged the great depression or helped to bring us out of it. but whatever side you take in that debate, there's virtually unanimous common wisdom, agreement that the stimulus provided by world war ii's rearmament and continued purchase of munitions and vehicles and orr things -- other things to fight the nazis and to fight the japanese ultimately pulled america out of the recession. and, of course, when we do that, the common wisdom focuses on the collective. they focus on the government. they focus on ratio
Jan 20, 2013 2:20pm EST
thought of something theodore roosevelt did not think of, and he knew it would drive him wild to think that he missed that opportunity. ever since wilson, almost all president of the united states have taken the opportunity to go to congress in hers and. jefferson -- to go to congress in person. jefferson, as i say, was trying to downplay a lot of the ceremony, but he also understood the need for an inauguration. he understood the purpose of it. after a divisive election, the election of 1800 was one of the most divisive, and everybody has to choose sides, the inauguration is the moment that we all come back together again. this is not a presidential candidate. this is the person that was elected. this is the person that is going to lead the country for the next four years. we need to put aside the elections, heal the wounds of the election. so, in the election, jefferson says we are all federalists, we are all republicans, basically, we are all americans, coming together and we are going to work together. this is the hope that every president has is -- in his inaugural address, and th
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
. whatever you think of woodrow wilson's legacy, teddy roosevelt gave the office a lot of domestic definition and wilson foreign policy definition. could you talk about those two presidents and how they defined what we now think of as the job of the president. >> lincoln was a strong president who exerted executive power. what you have is the assumption was that congress would govern and every once in a while you'd have a strong president. andrew jackson or abraham lincoln. in the 20th century, teddy roosevelt changes that. at one point roosevelt is pushing through some piece of legislation and people were telling him he can't do it, and he gets out a copy of the constitution and he holds up article ii and he says show me here why i can't do this. i think that become the assumption of presidents in the 20th century. if quur you're not specifically prevented from doing it, you can do it. wilson builds on the power of the president, the precedent that teddy roosevelt established. it's franklin roosevelt and the experience during world war ii that really changes the nature of the office and it's
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
-day? during the great depression. franklin roosevelt was having affairs. franklin roosevelt had two very long-term affairs. one with margaret, his personal aide and secretary and cook and dresser and vinedresser, apparently. what if we found out about fdr's this behavior. what if we threw fdr out of office and demanded his resignation as the economy was recovering? all the way back to the french and indian war of very young george washington was riding very romantic letters to a woman who was not mrs. washington. her name was salutary bear facts to my very attractive, older, sophisticated never. what if washington's letters have become public during the french and indian war or the revolutionary war? much as the traces e-mails became public. what if we get rid of george washington? so girlfriend is not the worst. patraeus is not the first and not the worst. been there, done that. there's a long history of it. in fact and it pains me to say that even abraham lincoln visited a prostitute. i know. citizens so. it happened. the details on the sketchy. there is a lot of -- there aren't a lot of le
Jan 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
to franklin d. roosevelt the acting secretary general from the founding conference it in san francisco and also named from the carnegie endowment for peace and a radically denied chambers allocation. a great deal more than the rest of station was at stake into communism and those associated with nixon a prominent member of the committee would be dealt a devastating blow. the guilty and communism occupy a part of the political landscape and furthermore chambers and hiss each represented one side. one represented freedom and western civilization and the other the etiology of totalitarianism. both the left and the right to understood america and the world was at a critical point* in history consider the major political events that transpired between august 1948 when chambers confronted hiss and may 1952 when chambers published "witness." 1948 the communists through a justice of akia coup d'etat the first seizure by force of a popular government and spending washington. at the shanghai shacked the following year the communist would assume command of the world's most populist nation. 1950 w
Jan 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
are under investigation at the very time roosevelt and knudsen are trying to get started and i've been running. they say you can't do this. we can't have these companies spending all their time and energy dealing with antitrust suits when we need their cooperation will wartime production. but the dogs get caught up in antitrust. that's another crucial change that takes place. there were a lot of safeguards built in to protect against evils of capitalism. there's an excess profits tax that was imposed. there is income tax races across the board and also renegotiation law that congress passed in 1843 that allows the government to renegotiate navy and war departments to renegotiate contracts, where they felt the charges in terms of costs were just exorbitant. that really did have been in one of the reasons was the contract would dissipate sort kosovar materials, materials, but as production takes, the cost go down. so one way for companies, aircraft companies in particular to get around an excess profits tax was due voluntarily renegotiate your contract, reduce the numbers of costs in the
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
and politics in the oval office. sprigg in the 1930's beginning around 1935, franklin roosevelt's staff began to beg him to put national health insurance into law. they had the social security package going through congress, and roosevelt decided healthcare would destroy the entire social security bills and she said no and to get out but for the rest of this administration the staff said please, please, let's make a national health insurance part of social security. social security was becoming very popular. roosevelt was becoming a huge colossus in american politics. and in 1943, right in the middle for the war to come he decides i'm going to do it. world war two, the tide has turned and he's going to win the war. he's going to come home at the end of the war, bring the troops back and he's decided i need another crusade and that's going to be health insurance. they would win this thing through congress. the crowd goes off, writes the national health insurance package. there is one great memo in the archive in which somebody says health care is the most boring subject i've ever encountered.
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
1865 but we haven't had one since. the closest was roosevelt 1937. we're not likely to see that, charlie. i thought he did whatrand said he should do. i appreciate what mark is saying but i think this is not a programmatic speech. this is not a speech where you talk about here's my four-point jobs program. it's a speech about vision and i thought he gave a good sense of where he wanted the country to be i think it clearly was a progressive democratic speech. in f you read reagan's in 1985 it was a conservative republican speech. and a as for those who say -- i watched fox news who say he didn't offer olive branches or reach across the table to try to encourage birtisanship, i would note 16 years ago bill clinton in his second inaugural said that you have sent a democratic president and a republican congress back to washington, you didn't send us back to engage in bickering and partisanship. within a year they were impeaching him for lying about sex. so so much for the message that resonates on -- for bipartisanship on inaugural day. >> rose: here's what david brooks said. "it wa
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> mark? >> establishing my grading system at the outset, i give a's second,ln, roosevelt's and kennedy paused only. i would give obama a b, a bb- plus. he was far more surefooted than had been in the past. since the member 6 he has shown a far clearer sense of what he wants to do. i think this was a communitarian address, a lot more than the individualism and we have heard in recent past. >> charles? >> i will buck the tide of grade inflation that has infected the panel. if you are a liberal, this was an a plus, a declaration of a liberal future. declaration that 30 years of conservative ascendancy that began with a ragged's inaugural where he stated in a minute and a half, government is not the solution, but is the problem, this was an overturning of that. this is a way of saying we are in a new era which he will initiate. from that perspective, i give him credit for honesty, open this, boldness about who he is and what he wants to do. i was just amazed that so many in the media heard were so shocked to discover that we have that twice elected a man of the left. where have they been f
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